New DS-160 Application
Introducing the New DS-160
DS-160 Nonimmigrant Visa Instruction Sheet
Effective April 30, 2010, U.S. Embassy Koror will implement the new DS-160 nonimmigrant visa application form. This form is completely web-based -- once completed by the applicant, all data on the form is electronically transmitted to the Embassy. Only a confirmation sheet is printed out and brought to the Embassy.
The DS-160 offers applicants several advantages over the previous application:
- The DS-160 replaces three previous forms, the DS-156, DS-157 and DS-158, eliminating the need to determine yourself which supplemental forms your circumstances require.
- You can save and re-use the DS-160 data in future applications.
- The DS-160 has a family and group feature, saving time by allowing you to fill in identical data (e.g., address and phone numbers) only once and sharing it among multiple applications.
- If you can't finish the DS-160 in one sitting, you can save it to complete later.
- There are many helpful tips on how to complete particular questions.
The DS-160 requires that the applicant upload an electronic photo of himself. Photo requirements are the same as before (go to http://travel.state.gov/visa/guide/guide for a full description). Photos must be scanned at a resolution of 300 dots per inch and saved as high resolution (low compression) JPEG image files.
Nonimmigrant visa applicants need to complete the following form:
All applicants must complete the DS-160 Nonimmigrant Visa Application Form. This form can ONLY be completed online. When complete, print only the confirmation page and bring it to the Embassy at the time of your interview.
The DS-160 is accessed through https://ceac.state.gov/genniv/. An extensive list of Frequently Asked Questions is available at http://travel.state.gov/visa/frvi/forms/forms_4401.html.
Although you upload a photo when completing the form, we ask that you bring a photo with you to avoid delay in case your photo did not upload properly.
Applicants for nonimmigrant visas must pay an application fee of $160 at the Embassy at the time of interview. U.S. Embassy Koror accepts cash payments only. Please bring exact change.
Students and exchange visitors must pay the Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS) fee, currently $200 for students and $180 for exchange visitors. Exchange visitors sponsored by the U.S. government (program codes starting with G-1, G-2, G-3 or G-7) are exempt. The SEVIS fee must be paid online at https://www.fmjfee.com/i901fee/. This fee cannot be paid at the Embassy.
Some nationalities may have to pay a fee when their visa is issued. The fees vary by nationality and visa classification. Issuance fees can be paid at the Embassy when applying for the visa.
Required Supporting Documents:
- Passport - (must have at least 1 year validity) bring original and a x-copy
- Photo of the applicant - ONE - 2"x 2" photo - color and printed on a white background w/out borders. Taken within the last six months. Show the applicant facing straight forward, looking neither down nor to the side, with applicant's head centered in the frame and applicant's ears exposed.
- Entry/work permit or dependent card (at least 6 months validity) bring original and a x-copy
- Students seeking F1 visas are required to submit a completed I-20 form, financial supporting documents, most recent certified school transcript and SAT and TOEFL scores. Show proof of SEVIS registration and fee paid.
Non-immigrant visa applications are accepted by appointment only. Application fee is $160.00 dollars. The non-refundable MRV fee is paid regardless of whether a nonimmigrant visa (NIV) application is approved, refused, or abandoned. The only exception to the general rule of non-refund ability is to correct post error. U. S. Embassy Koror accepts cash only. Please pay with exact change.
Applicants who have been previously deported or denied entry into the U.S. due to criminal conviction(s) or have felony or crimes of moral turpitude convictions should submit copies of court records pertaining to their case(s). Applicants who believe or suspect that they may be ineligible to enter the U.S. may also provide court records regarding their case(s).
Letter stating your purpose to enter the United States.
Evidence sustaining the purpose of your trip and your intention to depart from the U.S. such evidence might includes: Letter from your employer; Documents outlining your plans while in the United States
In addition to the above requirements, you are advised to present documentation and other evidence establishing social, economic, and other ties that would compel your departure from the United States after a temporary and lawful stay.
The above requirements are not inclusive; some applicants will be required by the consular officer to submit additional documents.
Visa Wait Time
This is to inform the public of the new schedule of fees for Non-Immigrant Visas effective on Friday, April 13, 2012.
New fees are as follows:
Type of Visa
Tourist, Business, Transit, Crew Member, Student, Exchange Visitor, and Journalist visas
Petition-Based visas (H, L, O, P, Q, and R)